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The Best Serial Killer TV Shows on Netflix

Finding a good Serial Killer TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Serial Killer TV shows of all time streaming on Netflix.

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1. Dexter

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8.7/10
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88/100
Year: 2006-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 8
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cracks of justice.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (1%) are available to watch free online (Showtime & YouTube). 96 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Showtime & Hulu). 96 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime). 96 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Mindhunter

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8.5/10
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85/100
Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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3. Bates Motel

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8.2/10
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80/100
Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 5
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series begins after the death of Norma's husband, when she purchases a motel located in a coastal Oregon town so she and Norman can start a new life.

Where to Watch: 50 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 50 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. The Fall

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8.2/10
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79/100
Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must track down and stop a serial killer who is terrorising the city of Belfast.

Where to Watch: 17 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 17 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Death Note

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9.0/10
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77/100
Year: 2006-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But will Light succeed in his noble goal, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?

Where to Watch: 37 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Yahoo View). 37 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 37 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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6. Manhunt: Unabomber

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8.2/10
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67/100
Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Follow Jim Fitzgerald, the FBI agent who tracked down Ted Kaczynksi, aka the “Unabomber,” and brought him to justice through his expertise in profiling and linguistics.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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7. Scream

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7.3/10
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64/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Crime, Horror

What it's about: What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town's troubled past. Everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. Everyone is fair game.

Where to Watch: 23 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 23 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Slasher

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6.7/10
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59/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Thirty years ago, in the sleepy community of Waterbury, a killer known as “The Executioner” murdered Sarah Bennett's parents. Now Sarah and her husband Dylan have returned to town, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying murders centered around the seven deadly sins.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (67%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 8 episodes (33%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Deep Water

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6.9/10
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53/100
Year: 2016-2019Seasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Detectives Tori Lustigman and Nick Manning are assigned a brutal murder case in Bondi, where they begin to uncover mounting evidence to suggest the killing is connected to a spate of unexplained deaths, "suicides" and disappearances throughout the 80s and 90s. Haunted by the disappearance of her teenage brother, Tori's fascination with the case soon turns to fixation. When more ritualistic murders occur with the same bizarre signature, Tori and Nick will need to put their relationships, their careers and their lives on the line to finally reveal the truth.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & AcornTV). 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Somewhere Between

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Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Laura Price, a local news producer in San Francisco, is helping the police to hunt down a serial killer. After the killer strikes close to home, a twist of fate allows a “Groundhog Day”-type reset, and Laura relives the week prior to the string of murders. Can she change fate and stop the killer?

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 9 episodes (90%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).